URC 2018

This year University Rover Challenge was organized from 31 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. For this year's competition 96 teams registered. 35 of them were called for the finals at Mars Station, Utah. Mars Rover Manipal went into the competition with great excitement. Our rover performed all four tasks to the best of its capabalitites.
We achieved 7th position all over the world.
Our rover was the best performer from India.
Our biggest highlight was our performance at Extreme Retrival Task.We were third best out performing major international teams.

ROVER AIRAWAT

Maximum Speed 1.9 m/s
Tires Low pressure balloon tires
Tractive Effort 3300 N
Drive System Power 11.58 HP
Wheels Three quarter floating axle
Suspension6 wheel space frame Modified Rocker Bogie
Max Traversable Height0.8m
Chassiscarbon fibre space frame chassis
Chassis Weight4.5 Kg
Robotic arm Articulated 6 DOF Robotic arm
Horizontal Reach878 mm
Vertical Reach1350 mm
Soil CollectionDedicated auger mechanism
Centre of gravity312 mm
Wheel motors24V DC geared Motors
Motor drivers13A continuous current DC motor driver for wheel motors
Custom DC motor drivers for manipulator motors
MicrocontrollerSTM32 F103
Single board computerJetson tx1 and Raspberry Pi 3
Communication frequency2.4 - 5 GHz
FeedbackCameras and Lidar
Autonomous SystemTraversal and navigation capability, Image Processing
Battery1500mAh LiPo
SensorsLidar, Magnetometer, Garmin(18x USB Gps navigator), Ultrasonic, moisture
Methane sensor, Hydrogen sulfide sensor

The Team Behind It

SHANTAM SHOREWALA

Team Leader

KULPREET SINGH DHANKAR

Technical and Research Head

DIXIT OJHA

Mechanical Head

SURIYA ELANGO

Electronics Head

JOEL JOHN

Science Cache Head

ABHINAV GOYAL

Mechanical

ANUSH KUMAR

Electronics and AI

AYUSH GARG

Electronics and AI

HARDIK KOTHARI

Electronics and AI

I. SRIHARSHA REDDY

Mechanical

PAVITRA C NAIR

Science Cache

PRAKHAR KUMAR DEBATA

Science Cache

PRATISHTA GUPTA

Mechanical

MOHAMMAD ABDUL SALMAN

Mechanical

SAFAL AJMERA

Mechanical

SAGAR DHAKA

Management

SAI SHYAM

Management

SIRIL TEJA D

Mechanical

TANISHQ SINGLA

Electronics and AI

TUSHAR SHAHI

Management